A Christmas Three in the PastTuesday, November 28, 2017
|Above Lois Anderson, bottom left Bill Dow, right Sheelah Megill|
Plays and and dance that I have seen in the past exist in my memory and in my files. I wonder how good our city’s memory is for good stuff that happened.
A Christmas 3 was a project that included three plays that featured three one act plays with one different actor in each. They were themed for Christmas. They were experimental and certainly not your usual Christmas chestnuts (one more Nutcracker, ugh!).
From social media I find myself overwhelmed for invites for local events. One of the most bothersome feature three or four Facebook friends (that you might not know) with the message “These friends are going to an event near you.”
My anger quickly dissipates as I realize that social media is taking over simply because our normal print and even on-line media is fading away. In fact now the Westender is about to die and one of the few things I used to read in the Vancouver Courier Kudos and Kvetches has lost its zing and frequency.
On a Thursday my Vancouver Sun’s film section with places and times did not inform me that on that very day The Shape of Water was on.
Standard media is failing and my guess is that with travel agencies the next item from the past that is quickly disappearing is the position of publicist.
Even 25 years ago I used to see Vancouver Magazine Editor Malcolm Parry dump press releases unopened.
Meanwhile all those wonderful actors, directors and playwrights may be as endangered as the publicists.